Date: Fri 15 Nov 2002 From: A-Lan Banks Source: Travel Medicine Program (Canada), Thu 14 Nov 2002 [edited] -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Health Canada continues to monitor dengue fever activity in Central and South America and the Caribbean. St. Vincent & Grenadines: as of week 28 of 2002, 169 cases of dengue fever were reported with an incidence rate of 148.25 per 100 000 population. Recommendations: Health Canada strongly recommends that travellers seek an individual risk assessment consultation with their personal physician or a travel medicine clinic to determine their personal risks. Health Canada further recommends that travellers to countries where dengue fever activity is high take personal insect precautions to avoid being bitten during the day.
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